Please help us OPEN OUR DOORS to serve the homeless of Southeastern Iowa and Western Illinois. There are 245 children and twice that many adults in our area that are homeless. There are chronically mentally ill, and just those down on their luck. That needs the help of our community. They are sleeping under bridges, in our parks, in tent communities, and abandoned buildings. Double that number, and some people are just one paycheck away from being homeless. 2.5 percent of our are population require 24/7/365 services to make a difference in their lives. It's been four years since we started Transitions DMC, Inc, and over that time, we have helped over one thousand households with hotel rooms, rent, utilities, household goods, clothing, food, bus tickets, and more. During this time, we have also been working on a homeless shelter at 515 S Main and apartments to use for the homeless of our community. The construction of the shelter is complete, and it is time to get ready to open the doors of this facility! We need to purchase bunk beds, paint, finish the kitchen, and have about $50,000 in cash for food, staff and other requirements for our day to day operation. We are looking to open our door in early October to house 13 homeless people per night, and we have an additional 16 apartments to transition them too once they are feed, clothed, assessed and stabilized. Help us open the doors of our shelter and bring these citizens in out of the heat and cold to a warm and inviting facility.